Happy tax day everyone! I’m Allan Erickson. This is a new national holiday! We gather to celebrate having our pockets picked by adolescents who don’t even know how to balance a check book.
Half of ‘em in Washington appear to be tax frauds.
Also, did you read yesterday, our own Department of Homeland Security seems to think those of us opposed to this President represent some kind of terrorist threat? Never mind real terrorists. Americans exercising free speech are the threat!
We’re here to tell Congress and the President we are angry about their financial irresponsibility —- their wasteful spending, the creation of insurmountable debt, and increasing taxation.
TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY!
This event is also about getting to know one another. We will need to hang together in the days to come.
We are here because we are deeply concerned about the future for our families and our country. In the last few years, and especially the last few months, this government has put our children and grandchildren and great grandchildren in a terrible debt situation.
Newt Gingrich issued a report today saying if you are 20 years old, you will pay $114,000 during your working life “just to service the interest on the debt created by the Obama budget.”
David Walker, the former comptroller general, said not long ago we are in a desperate place. He was the national bookkeeper, and he said the country is already bankrupt when you consider long-term debt —- unfunded liabilities in Medicare and Social Security. Walker says we are 60 TRILLION DOLLARS in debt. That’s right, I said 60 TRILLION DOLLARS in debt. That debt grows enormously every minute. It is much more now thanks to this new administration.
You read the news. You know this government is borrowing from future generations to expand the power of the central government. According to Michael Steele, this government has proposed more than $5 trillion in new spending and $1.4 trillion in new taxes.
It would be one thing if they spent money to address illegal immigration, according to the will of the People. But do they? It would be another thing if they spent our money to secure our borders, but do they?
We might not mind temporary tax increases to fund defense spending or stimulate real economic recovery and job creation, but do you believe your government is using money for these purposes?
In fact they are cutting defense in strategic areas such as development of new weapons systems and nuclear readiness…all in a time of war, a time many describe as more dangerous than either the Cold War or World War II.
They passed a $787 billion dollar FULL-OF-PORK stimulus plan without even reading it.
They passed a $500 billion dollar tax bill without even reading it.
They passed a $3.5 Trillion dollar FULL-OF-PORK spending plan and they don’t even know where they’ll get the money: print more? Borrow more from China?
Part of the President’s spending plan includes what he calls a “down payment” on national healthcare: $634 Billion Dollars.
That is one helluva down payment! $634 billion dollars!
Do you want a bureaucrat instead of a doctor making medical decisions for your loved ones?
WHEN THE GOVERNMENT RUNS YOUR HEALTH CARE…GUESS WHO WINS WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO YOUR SURVIVAL VERSUS THE COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS? AND THINK THIS ONE OVER…
IF THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALREADY BANKRUPTED MEDICARE . . . WHAT ENCOURAGES US TO BELIEVE THEY’LL DO A BETTER JOB WITH NATIONALIZED HEALTH CARE?
The feds are moving to control the banks, financial institutions, automakers, energy companies.
Are you comfortable with all this CONCENTRATION OF POWER IN ONE PLACE?
Is this what the Founding Fathers envisioned for our country, an enormous central government in charge of every aspect of life, even to the extent of telling you how much you ARE ALLOWED TO EARN?
By the way did you know the President signed off on a plan two weeks ago in Europe paving the way for foreign governments to regulate American corporations? No joke. Google the ‘Financial Stability Board’ and read all about it. The EUROPEAN UNION REGULATING AMERICAN COMMERCE!
How many of you are fired up about a government that proposes to eradicate states’ rights by abolishing all state laws regulating abortion, canceling parental notification, a government that wants to force doctors to perform abortions against their will?
Are you aware this government is about to pass hate crimes legislation allowing prosecution of people who speak out against radical Islam or GAY MARRIAGE?
How will you feel when your expenses go up as much as $3,000 a year because of a carbon emissions tax on all businesses including energy companies?
How will you feel when your taxes increase because you can’t deduct charitable contributions or mortgage interest? We are already seeing huge tax increases on certain products, and watch for a whole lot more.
How else will they address massive increases in EXPENSES AND DEBT?
At a time when WE SHOULD BE CUTTING TAXES TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY….THIS PRESIDENT INSISTS WE RAISE TAXES TO PROVIDE A COLLEGE EDUCATION FOR EVERYONE, TO PROVIDE CRADLE TO GRAVE HEALTH CARE, AND TO MANUFACTURE SOLAR PANELS NO ONE WILL BUY.
WE ARE ALL FOR RATIONAL ENVIRONMENTALISM AND DEVELOPMENT OF ALTERNATIVE ENERGY BUT WE should PROCEED INTELLIGENTLY, NOT BY wasting BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OUT THE DOOR.
And what about this?
What will you say to your kids when the President rounds them up for compulsory public service devoted to collectivist projects?
Are you outraged when your attorney general—speaking about race relations in our country—-calls you a coward?! —–An attorney general who is QUOTE ‘not sure’ what should happen next with Somali Pirates.
Are you furious to learn a defender of child pornography was appointed by the President to the number two position in the justice department?
Are you thrilled about being forced to pay somebody else’s mortgage?
Are you likewise nervous about a government that wants to destroy your right to own a gun but can’t seem to stop the North Koreans from shooting missiles?
By the way, did you know that your tax dollars, in the form of AIG and Citibank bailouts, have been channeled to Shariah compliant financial houses and Islamic charities that contribute money to terrorism?
That alone should bring down this government!
Furthermore, did you know there is legislation pending in Congress right now that would give the President power (in an emergency of course) to control or shutdown the internet and access your private data?
The “Change” the people thought they were voting for turns out to be old – fashioned big government on steroids, as Reagan said, a government like a baby’s alimentary canal—a happy appetite at one end, and no sense of responsibility at the other, a government moving steadily toward despotism, A GOVERNMENT THAT DEVOURS EVERYTHING YOU HAVE AND THEN DUMPS ALL OVER YOU, TAKING YOUR LIBERTY AND HANDING SOVEREIGNTY TO FOREIGN POWERS!
We have a simple suggestion for reform: SIX basic ideas we must work to promote, daily.
They are easy to articulate, but very difficult to institute, COMMON SENSE APPROACHES TO RIGHT THE SHIP OF STATE:
1. low taxes, smaller central government, balanced federal budget
2. strong national defense, FULLY FUNDED FOR ALL CONTINGENCIES
3. secure borders, fix the immigration problem
4. respect for states’ rights
5. a return to the Constitution as the centerpiece of our civic life
6. FREE TRADE, ECONOMIC FREEDOM, REASONABLE REGULATION with a SERIOUS EYE ON RATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION!
We must force this government to grow up and get real.
We must talk to our friends and neighbors and relatives, and persuade them to apply pressure, and vote for politicians that will heed the will of the people.
This is our government. It is supposed to do our will. Instead they are forcing us to submit to their will. How long will we tolerate the intolerable?!
For years the majority of Americans have said we want secure borders and a humane and just solution to the immigration problem.
Have they listened to us in the halls of power? NOT ON YOUR LIFE! NOW THEY’RE TALKING BLANKET AMNESTY AGAIN.
For years the majority has said no to the use of tax dollars for abortion? Have they listened to us? YOU’VE BEEN IGNORED.
For almost two years the majority has stated strong opposition to bailouts, stimulus packages, TARP money and huge national debt and deficits. Have the politicians respected our wishes? NO. THEY TAKE US FOR FOOLS.
We tell the politicians over and over we don’t want them interfering with our essential rights as Americans—the right to free speech, freedom of religion, the right to keep and bear arms, and the right to pursue life, liberty and happiness, all impossible without economic freedom—-and do they listen to us and respect our voices? HELL NO. AVERAGE WORKING AMERICANS, THE MAJORITY, ARE SHOUTED DOWN BY RADICALS, ANTI-AMERICAN OPERATIVES, SPECIAL INTERESTS, NARROW-MINDED SINGLE-ISSUE ACTIVISTS AND MARXISTS OF EVERY STRIPE.
THE TIME HAS COME FOR US TO DO A LITTLE SHOUTING!!!
The time has come—indeed it’s well past time— for the Second American revolution. We are duty bound to intervene and save this republic before the control freaks turn it into another stagnant, submissive, lazy and uninspired Euro Socialist re-education camp.
Let’s stop to think for one moment about all the military men and women who’ve died for us. Do you know how many people have died preserving our liberty?
TWO MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND PEOPLE DIED TO ESTABLISH AND PROTECT THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.
YET WE TOLERATE THE DESCECRATION OF THE CONSTITUTION.
TWO MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND AMERICANS MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE SO YOU AND I MIGHT LIVE FREE.
THINK OF ONE PERSON YOU KNOW WHO SERVED, OR IS SERVING.
We owe them our lives, don’t we?
LET’S ALL ASK OURSELVES ONE ESSENTIAL QUESTION: WHAT AM I DOING TODAY SO THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE FREE TOMORROW?
What is my DUTY? What am I doing to stop the destruction of the American way of life?
We were born of revolution, created by godly revolutionaries.
THEY expect us to live up and be worthy of the heritage they delivered.
So, in conclusion, listen carefully to the words of John Adams, our Second President, Founding Father, American revolutionary:
“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.”
John Adams, Thoughts on Government 1776
We’re with you Mr. Adams: time to reform, alter or totally change!!!
May God give us the strength to change this government before it is too late.